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Old 09-06-2016, 09:28 PM
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They cast Jim fucking Broadbent for the next season of this. It's hard to guess at casting at this point (probably the most obvious guess at this point would be Marwyn or some other Oldtown maester???), but I hope he has something more to do than give a speech and get immediately killed. Whatever he ends up doing, it will be a delight.
Hey, at least if he gets a speech and dies, we get a speech by Jim Broadbent.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:43 PM
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A bunch of the cast were at tonight's middleweight title fight in Manchester.



It's funny how many of them are hard to recognize out of character.
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Old 09-10-2016, 05:58 PM
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Kit is fuckin DIESEL, man
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Old 09-11-2016, 12:34 AM
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I make Jon, Theon, Sam, and… Missandei? Is that her character's name?

I don't know who anybody else is.
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:01 AM
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The guy on the left is Daenarys' boyfriend. The guy in the back is the mean crow who betrayed jon snow.
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:04 AM
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The tall guy with the glasses I've seen in other cast photos, but I can't place him. Older dude in the gray suit in the back might be the fellow who met Sam at the entry to the Citadel?

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I make Jon, Theon, Sam, and… Missandei? Is that her character's name?
yeah, Missandei.

I was remarking on twitter that it is somehow very Sam that he should be mostly blocked out of the photo by her fabulous hair.
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:09 AM
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Guy on the left is David Benioff, tall guy with glasses is D.B. Weiss, the show creators.
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Kit is fuckin DIESEL, man
Theon might be chewing on roid pills and drinking Bane venom juice, judging by the thickness of his forearms.
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Old 09-11-2016, 03:48 PM
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so they dropped a teaser trailer and a date for the new season and some other shit, but the really important Thrones-adjacent news is that the Mountain that Rides has reclaimed his title and is now thrice Europe's Strongest Man:

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Old 05-24-2017, 01:44 PM
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Preview for the next season:

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Old 05-24-2017, 02:54 PM
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Great War, huh
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I figured season 7 would wrap up the War of the Roses, while season 8 will be the Great Wall breach by the White Walkers.

I hope Cersei's punishment is cleaning up dragon feces for the rest of her life.
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I really hope Sansa get to out-Baelish Baelish in this season.
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Had a d*ng blast. I don't understand why people hate Ed Sheehan so much. I do understand hate for the poop montage.

Game of Throooooones
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:22 PM
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Man, Sam has the shittiest job in Westeros.
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Sam's montage was the highlight for me.
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:55 PM
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Sam's montage was a highlight for me.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:39 AM
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I really hope Sansa get to out-Baelish Baelish in this season.
She's off to a good start.

Also Ed Sheeran somehow happened.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:20 AM
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Don't mess with Arya.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:37 AM
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A bunch of the cast were at tonight's middleweight title fight in Manchester.



It's funny how many of them are hard to recognize out of character.
Ha, I like that Samwell's actor gets the worst of the situation even in real life.

I'm also glad I don't know who Ed Sheeran is because apparently he ruined the episode for people who recognize him?
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:09 AM
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Ha, I like that Samwell's actor gets the worst of the situation even in real life.

I'm also glad I don't know who Ed Sheeran is because apparently he ruined the episode for people who recognize him?
He was fine. He was the redhead lannister soldier.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:22 AM
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I liked Arya and Sam's sections. Otherwise it just seemed like characters talking about what they were going to do, which I guess is the point. It was just a little slow.

Ok, so dragonglass comes from Dragonstone. I feel like I'm missing a step in how these things are related. The first men used it to fight White Walkers, did they get it from Dragonstone? Did they call it that? Was the island already called Dragonstone when the Targaryens arrived? Were there dragons there previously? Do dragons make dragonglass somehow? Maybe there's a bunch of it there because dragons had been living there during the Targaryens reign? It seems like it ought to be really obvious, but either they haven't explained it yet or I missed something.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:26 AM
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I'm also glad I don't know who Ed Sheeran is because apparently he ruined the episode for people who recognize him?
He's a good, innocuous singer. It amused me to see a pop act of the day in a GoT episode was all.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:33 AM
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Ok, so dragonglass comes from Dragonstone. I feel like I'm missing a step in how these things are related. The first men used it to fight White Walkers, did they get it from Dragonstone? Did they call it that? Was the island already called Dragonstone when the Targaryens arrived? Were there dragons there previously? Do dragons make dragonglass somehow? Maybe there's a bunch of it there because dragons had been living there during the Targaryens reign? It seems like it ought to be really obvious, but either they haven't explained it yet or I missed something.
Sam discovered a potential good source of useful dragonglass, not the only source of dragonglass in the world. It may or may not be literally created by dragons.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:34 AM
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Ok, so dragonglass comes from Dragonstone.
I think you might be over thinking it? Dragonglass is basically just Fantasy Novel Obsidian. It's not that that's the only place it's from, it's just where one large source of it is concentrated.

According to an in-fiction historical account (I forget whether or not and in how much detail this has been referenced in the show, so maybe a spoiler???), the tower on Dragonstone was maybe created by Valyrians using fire magic, so it's possible that Fantasy Novel Obsidian exists in high quantities on Dragonstone for basically the same reason obsidian in real life exists in areas where there is a history of volcanic eruptions.

The Targaryens foresaw the destruction of Valyria and and moved away before it happened, settling on Dragonstone before conquering the content.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:27 AM
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Yeah, digging into it, Valyrians have black candles made of dragonglass, so they were able to make it. The first men get it from the children of the forest, so they must have had some way of making it or finding it too. It's just sort of weird that the magic stone the heroes need is from both the lost advanced civilization and the lost magic forest people. Like, GRRM is double dipping a bit there.
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:52 AM
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I'm pretty sure dragonglass is literally just obsidian. Dragonstone is a volcanic isle, hence the presence of obsidian. Though it's probably not a coincidence that the Targaryans settled there.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:07 AM
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I didn't know if dragonglass is magic obsidian, or all obsidian is magic and it's just called dragonglass. The connection between dragonglass and Dragonstone made me wonder if dragons had a hand in making it or there was some other connection there, but maybe that's not necessary.
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:10 AM
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This is one of those things I think George likes to keep vague because it feels real. Knowledge is largely anecdotal and contradictory.
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